So it doesn’t work…
Or, at least, it doesn’t work as expected.
Below you can find a few hints that may help you find a suitable solution to your problem.
DaisyDisk is not a general purpose Mac maintenance utility, but it never hurts to ensure your system works properly.
If possible, stay away from all-purpose
Speed Up Your Mac utilities. Most of them are useless at best and create new problems instead of solving old ones. For general purpose maintenance we could recommend Onyx, a free and useful tool. Just don’t blame us if you misuse it.
If you keep getting Timed Out error messages while scanning your disks, try the following:
It looks like headless Mac servers do not load graphic drivers that are needed for applications, powered by Core Animation (all of them, not just DaisyDisk). As a result, portions of the UI appear black or do not refresh.
Plugging in an external display solves the problem. You can also try hacks that
emulate displays, but do it on your risk.
Scanning disk as administrator may be helpful once you have problems with large amounts of disk space inaccessible to normal users.
Some backup tools are known to leave garbage in /Volumes folder. Check it with the Terminal app.
Nothing above helps? Contact support and we’ll take a closer look at your case.